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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 5, 2014 7:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Missoulian Music Review of 5-14-74 show

It's funny--I was just the opposite...part of why I love 71 is that it was the yr that could supply straight up, short and sweet, Am Beauty and Work Dead style tunes. The bootlegs that existed then, from July (closing of Fillmore) and Aug (Hollywood Pal), plus Nov (Harding Theatre), were ideal.

I never listened to Live Dead in those early formative yrs, and can recall siding w a non HEAD when he said, to a large gathering debating the band, "now, me and my uncle--that's an amazing tune, but 24 minutes of dark star?!? you've got to be kidding me!"

Ironic that I so defend 68 now, when I never listened to Anthem, and didn't know what CypEnv really was about, frankly, til I bought two from the vault ten yrs ago (ie, I didn't know they played the "suite" all thru summer of 68 thru to 69, blah, blah, blah).

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 5, 2014 8:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Missoulian Music Review of 5-14-74 show

Really?!?

By "didn't know what CypEnv really was about," do you just mean you didn't know the historic specifics or you didn't listen to Anthem/CE at all and associate that sound with the band?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 6, 2014 6:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Missoulian Music Review of 5-14-74 show

BOTH; I do recall there was an obscure bootleg that had the dedication to Owlsey, which BTW, was asked about in that 70s trivial quiz you directed us to, and then CE starts up...but it was poor quality.

Otherwise, I had NOTHING; no tapes w the amazing CE--OO--CE sequences, etc., etc. And, I didn't mind at all--I thought of Anthem as far less appealing than Live Dead, which just had a relatively good StSt (but not nearly as good as the one from Aox), since it was live but not, and had NO recognizable songs...back then, we actually thought Alligator was strange and quirky, a mere novelty item. Recall as "defender of the DEAD" I didn't want to have justify kazoos, and the like...

I embraced it all after arriving here and finding out what happened in 67-69...